Scottsdale, AZ


I just got back home from a weekend trip to Scottsdale, AZ.  The hubby and I were in Arizona for his company’s summer getaway.  The temperature went above 100 degrees!  I wore this bright maxi dress out to dinner on Saturday night.  Although it’s hard to see, the dress has an abbreviated lining and is sheer on the bottom.  Just love the print on the dress, too.  Unfortunately, I did not take many photos of the outfit and this was the best photo of the few.  To see the most up-to-date photos (and some more of Scottsdale), head over to Instagram and Twitter!

Hope you’re having a great start to the week!

Fire Print Maxi Dress (similar here) / TOMS wedges (other colors here) / Coach Legacy Penny Shoulder Bag (here) / Necklace (from random boutique) / David Yurman Bracelet / Ring (a boutique in Asia)


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Took advantage of a mid-week warm evening to throw on a pair of jean cut-off shorts and red heels.  Where was I headed to after work?  Nowhere special!  Just a ramen dinner-date with the hubby.  🙂


J. Crew Striped Popover (loving the colors in this one) / Old Navy cut-off shorts (old, similar here) / Zara Ankle Strap Heels (past season, new version here) / Coach Legacy Penny Shoulder Purse / Bracelets (J.Crew, Michael Kors) / Watch (random) / Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Red, White, and Blue in Sausalito



Shirt: Levi’s Workwear Shirt (also seen in this post) / Shorts: J. Crew / Sandals: TOMS / Bag: Coach

Last Saturday, I had brunch with my close college friends in Sausalito, a picturesque city surrounded by hills, the bay, and quaint restaurants and cafes.   We went to Le Garage, a French Bistro near the heart of Sausalito and as someone I know said, “the best brunch this side of Paris!”.  As one of several people at the table who ordered the duck confit, I have to say this was one of the more gourmet brunches I’ve had in recent memory.  While waiting for our reservation, the docked houseboats and water were the perfect backdrop for some quick photos.  I highly recommend heading over to Marin County and visiting Sausalito if you get a chance!

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These are some shots taken recently in downtown Los Gatos right before dinner.  We had reservations at Cin-Cin Wine Bar & Restaurant, a place I’ve been wanting to try since moving to the South Bay.  I highly recommend a visit to the restaurant if you are ever in the area!

I love, love peplum tops and think the print on this one really makes it stand out.  The high collar on the blazer lends a hint of sophistication without being too stuffy.  Of course, I brought along one of my favorite bags – the Coach Legacy Penny Shoulder.  All in all it was a night of gorgeous weather, good food and wine.  🙂

Top (old, love this simple black & white version) / Blazer (old, stylish luxe version) / Jeans (Forever 21) / Bag (Coach) / Shoes (J. Crew) / Bracelets (David Yurman and Baublebar) / Necklace (old, Swarovski) / Sunglasses (Prada)

Spring Fling (featuring April M Jewelry)

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I’m happy to announce a collaboration with April M Jewelry, an online jewelry boutique based in Miami, Florida.  Their fashion jewelry is contemporary for the working girl and bold and diverse for any of your nights out.  I am excited to be featuring some of their jewelry right here on Em’s Stylebar.  Today’s outfit showcases a multi-color statement necklace for a fresh spring style.

On another note, I couldn’t help but notice how pretty the white gate is behind me.  I found it during a stroll through a park in San Mateo.  It was the perfect, sunny day to take pictures and I might just have found a cute little new spot!

Check out April M’s site to mix and match some sophisticated and fun fashion jewelry for your own look!

Blazer (old, another version here) / Shirt (J. Crew, loving this one) / Jeans (Forever 21, also seen here) / Handbag (Coach) / Necklace (c/o of April M) / Bracelets (Baublebar and Wanderlust & Co.) / Sunglasses (Prada) / Shoes (J.Crew)